Official: Cooper became the new head coach of the Syrian national team
February 3rd, the Syrian Football Association officially announced that Argentine coach Cooper became the new head coach of the Syrian national team.
On Thursday local time, the Syrian Football Association announced on its official Facebook, “Cooper has become the new coach of the Syrian national team. The Argentine coach and his coaching team will arrive in Syria in the next few days.” However, the Syrian Football Association did not disclose the contract period.
, salary and more details.
The 67-year-old Cooper has coached Valencia, Inter Milan, Mallorca, Parma and other clubs, and led the team to the Champions League final twice in Valencia.
After that, Cooper coached Georgia, Egypt, Uzbekistan, Democratic Congo and other national teams, and led Egypt to win the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations runner-up.
Cooper left the DRC national team coach in June last year and has been out of work since then.
The Syrian national team currently ranks 90th in the FIFA standings, ranked fifth in Group A in the 2022 World Cup Asian Top 12 and failed to qualify. After that, the Syrian Football Association announced the dissolution of the national team’s administrative organization in February last year.
And fired the national team coaching staff.
The Syrian national team coach Husam Saeed, who took office in August last year, suffered a six-game losing streak when he coached the team. Now the Syrian Football Association has changed coaches again.